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April 2023
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Research from the NSPCC suggests that around half a million children in the UK suffer abuse every year. However, it’s widely acknowledged that child abuse is vastly underreported — minors don’t feel empowered to come forward, are too scared to speak up, or sadly, don’t realise they are being abused. Claiming compensation for a child can be...
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Regardless of whether your attacker was caught or convicted by the police, you can make a criminal injury claim. The government has set up an organisation, the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA), to provide innocent victims of violent crimes with compensation. Trying to process a traumatic incident whilst making a compensation claim can leave you...
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The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) provide compensation to innocent victims of violent crimes. You can claim for a range of different reasons via the scheme, detailed in CICA’s extensive tariff system. There are strict eligibility criteria that you must meet for CICA to provide you with compensation. Who is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority?...
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Making a successful claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is no easy task. People entitled to compensation under the scheme can end up with their claims rejected due to simple errors or missing evidence. The government established CICA in 1964 to grant innocent victims of violent crimes with compensation. They receive over 30,000 applications every...
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The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) was established in 1965 to provide innocent victims of violent crimes with compensation. The victims may have no other means of getting compensation. While no amount of money can undo the damage caused, compensation can go some way towards getting life back on track. You can apply for both...
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The UK’s criminal record office, ACRO, had to pull its web portal offline after a two-month “cyber security incident”. The web portal is still offline (as of 20 April 2023) while they “investigate a technical issue, which we now know to be a cyber security incident.” It is unclear when the website will be back...
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In December 2022, a Devon school trust suffered a significant data breach that exposed the sensitive personal information of staff members to unauthorised access. While details of the breach remain limited, it has been reported that both staff and students were able to access a range of personal data relating to teachers employed by the...
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HNK Solicitors have secured a significant settlement from the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (the Defendant) on the behalf of a client. The client, who will be referred to as S, ultimately received £26,500 in damages and legal costs following an altercation with the Defendant’s officers in February 2020. This case shows how important...
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HNK Solicitors have helped a client to secure a substantial compensation award through a civil action against the Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary (the Defendant). Our client, who will be referred to as P, successfully sought damages for false arrest and imprisonment, trespass to the person, and personal injury. The claim was ultimately settled for...
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